A flavourful blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.
Silky textured and soft showing dried raspberry, blueberry and strawberry jam notes along with fig, blackberry and dried rose petals. Pair with tomato tarte tatin, rabbit braised in red wine with fig, grilled Italian sausage or ratatouille.
BY PACS 16-227
89 POINTS by GISMONDI on WINE
Passetoutgrain, or throw it all in, sounds as much fun as this wine is to drink. PnG is a nod to the French blend of pinot noir and gamay, described by Punch magazine as 'the rhythm of Beaujolais and the soul of Burgundy'. It’s a gamay with an underbelly of softer, richer, darker fruit to infuse the wine with a bit of weight. But it is the Similkameen, so no need to worry that this wine will ever become overbearing. In this case, the floral, mineral, stony nose previews a figgy raspberry jam palate spiked with blueberries. The winery suggests serving it with grilled Italian sausage, and my mouth is watering. Simple, well-made, classy and ready-to-drink = my favourite combination. Good value too.